Carolling at Christmas

Hannah ThompsonYouGovLabs and UK Public Opinion Website Editor
December 25, 2010, 4:00 PM GMT+0

‘Silent Night’ is the nation’s favourite Christmas carol, followed by ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, our poll of over 1,000 Brits has found.

  • One in five (20%) people chose ‘Silent Night’ as their favourite carol from a list of classics
  • 10% preferred ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’
  • Perennial primary school nativity tune ‘Away in a Manger’ came next on 6%
  • In joint fourth place came ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ and ‘Little Town of Bethlehem’ on 5%
  • And in fifth place was the singalong staple ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ at 4%
  • Among the least popular carols were ‘The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came’, ‘Carol of the Bells’, ‘I Saw Three Ships’ and ‘The First Noel’, all scoring between zero and one percent.See the survey details and full results here